Vermont Air National Guard to provide emergency, security service

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The Vermont Air National Guard has a new mission.

It will provide security and emergency response in the Northeast.

The Air Guard was assigned the mission after the U.S. Air Force’s decided to ground all of its F-15 fighter jets.

The F-15s will be inspected following an investigation into a Missouri Air National Guard plane crash Nov. 2.

The Vermont Air Guard, which flies F-16s, will continue the 24-hour-a-day mission after the inspections while the F-15s are moved from Cape Cod to another base in western Massachusetts.

The transition could take a year or longer.

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